Adoree' Jackson talks Alabama, potential of playing offense

Junior CB Adoree' Jackson talks about facing Alabama receiver Calvin Ridley, the possibility of playing offense this season and the pressure that other people are placing on him and the defense before the season.

Last season, Adoree' Jackson participated in more than 90 plays three times, twice topping out at 96 plays. No other USC player on the roster reached the 90-play mark. Jackson is used to a heavy workload, but he's hoping to not be spared from as much usage as 2015. 

This year, Jackson has focused solely on playing defensive back and not spent any time on the offensive side of the ball. While he is willing to be used however the coaching staff sees fit, Jackson thinks he will be used best as only an occasional wrinkle to the offensive game plan.

"I don't mind," Jackson said of playing offense. "I'll get in there. But I don't feel like I want to do like Utah. I only played offense that game. Or Notre Dame and numerous other games where I played like 110 snaps a game."

But Jackson definitely isn't counting out being an offensive weapon.

Right now, I always feel like you just tell me run this, run that, I can do that. It's not one of those things where I should be at practice going 100 plays before the game when I'm supposed to be a defensive back. If I get thrown in there, I'm ready to go whenever."

Watch Adoree' Jackson, above, talk about facing Alabama receiver Calvin Ridley, the possibility of playing offense this season and the pressure that other people are placing on him and the defense before the season.

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